While in Hornopirén, Chile, I wasn’t able to get away from the cabin to get a shot of the amazing night sky with some of the amazing mountains in the foreground, or even Volcan Hornopirén. This was our only clear night, and I didn’t plan very well. I was hoping for several nights in a row, for the obvious reason that being in a place this far away from human light pollution is a rare thing for me. But the real reason for the hope is that I simply need more practice.

I took more than 60 shots. Only about 20 were even worth keeping privately. Only a couple were even close to being worth publishing in public. None of them were “great.” In 2019, I’m committed to taking a class or finding a mentor to help me understand how to get my settings right. There, I said it. 🙂


If there are multiple photos in this post, the following EXIF data is for the first photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.2
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 4 January, 2019
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 8s

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